ASEAN Scholarship for Lao PDR

This ASEAN Scholarship is for students from Lao PDR joining Secondary 3 in selected Singapore secondary schools. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

MOE offers scholarships to bright young students from ASEAN countries, China and India to study in Singapore. We partner various organisations to administer these scholarships.

Students will have opportunities to broaden their horizons and develop important skills such as leadership, communication and other life skills. They can also help to promote goodwill and understanding among young people from different countries and Singapore.

Who is eligible

Lao PDR nationals who:

  • Are born in the years 2005 to 2007.
  • Are proficient in English.
  • Have done consistently well in school examinations.
  • Have completed at least Grade 10 of upper secondary.
  • Have studied English as a subject in Grade 10.
  • Have a good record of participation in co-curricular activities.

Duration of scholarship

The scholarship is:

  • Valid for 4 years from Secondary 3 to Pre-university 2, leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level certificate, or similar qualification.
  • Renewed each year based on scholar's performance in school.


The scholarship covers:

  • Annual allowance with hostel accommodation.
  • Settling-in allowance.
  • Return economy airfare.
  • School fees.
  • Examination fees for GCE O-Level and A-Level (once only, if applicable).
  • Subsidised medical benefits and insurance cover for accidents.


3 May to 28 Jun 2021


Submit your application online.

Sep to Oct 2021 (tentative)

Selection test and interview

Shortlisted candidates will be informed at least 1 week in advance to attend a selection test and interview in Vientiane.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Oct to Dec 2021 (tentative)

Award of scholarship

Successful applicants will be notified through email.

Oct to Dec 2021 (tentative)

Arrive in Singapore

How to apply

You can apply online from now until Monday, 28 June 2021.

Apply now

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. However, if you do not have internet access, you may obtain the hard copy from the Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR or the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Vientiane.

  • Ministry of Education and Sports
    No. 1 Lane Xang Avenue
    P.O. Box 67
    Vientiane Capital,
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Embassy of The Republic of Singapore
    Ban Watnak, Unit 4 Thadeua Road,
    Km 3, Sisattanak District,
    Vientiane Capital,
    Lao People's Democratic Republic

All applications should reach the Singapore Ministry of Education by 28 June 2021.

If you have any questions about the application process, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact our Customer Service Centre.